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The princes' sin and judgment. CHAP. XII. Type of Ezekiel's removing. ward: and behold, at the door of the gate God; I will even gather you from the peofive and twenty men; among whom I saw ple, and assemble you out of the countries Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah where ye have been scattered, and I will the son of Benaiah, princes of the people. give you the land of Israel.
2 Then said he unto me, Son of man, 18 And they shall come thither, and these are the men that devise mischief, they shall take away all the detestable and give wicked counsel in this city: things thereof, and all the abominations
3 Which It is not near; let us build thereof froin thence. houses: this city is the caldron, and we be 19 And I will give them one heart, and the flesh.
I will put a new spirit within you; and I 4 | Therefore prophesy against them, will take the stony heart out of their flesh, prophesy, O son of man.
and will give them a heart of flesh: 5. And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon 20 That they may walk in my statutes, me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith and keep mine ordinances, and do them: the LORD; Thus have ye said, 0 house of and they shall be my people, and I will be Israel: for I know the things that come their God. into your mind, every one of them. 21 But as for them whose heart walketh
6 Ye have multiplied your slain in this after the heart of their detestable things city, and ye have filled the streets thereof and their abominations, I will recompense with the slain.
their way upon their own heads, saith the 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Lord God. Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst 22 Then did the cherubims lift
their of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the wings, and the wheels beside them; and caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the glory of the God of Israel was over the midst of it.
them above. 8 Ye have feared the sword; and I will 23 And the glory of the LORD went up bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord from the midst of the city, and stood upon God.
the mountain which is on the east side of 9 And I will bring you out of the midst the city. thereof, and deliver you into the hands of 24 | Afterwards the spirit took me up, strangers, and will execute judgments and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of among you.
God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. 10 Ye shall fall by the sword; I will So the vision that I had seen went up judge you in the border of Israel; and ye from me. shall know that I am the LORD,
25 Then I spake unto them of the cap. 11 This city shall not be your caldron, tivity all the things that the LORD had neither shall ye be the flesh in the midst shewed me. thereof; but I will judge you in the border
CHAP. XII. of Israel:
, , LORD: for ye have not walked in my sta 2 Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst tutes, neitherexecuted my judgments, but of a rebellious house, which have eyes to have done after the manners of the heathen see, and see not; they have ears to hear, that are round about you.
and hearnot: forthey area rebellious house. 13 | And it came to pass, when I pro 3 Therefore, thou son of man, prepare phesied, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah thee stuff for removing, and remove by died. Then fell down upon my face, day in their sight; and thou shalt remove and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah from thy place to another place in their Lord God! wilt thou make a full end of sight; it may be they will consider, though the remnant of Israel?
they be a rebellious house. 14 Again the word of the LORD came 4 Then shalt thou bring forth thy stuff unto me, saying,
by day in their sight, as stuff for removing: 15 Son of man, thy brethren, even thy and thou shalt go forth at even in their brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all sight, as they that go forth into captivity. the house of Israel wholly, are they unto 5 Dig thou through the wall in their whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have sight, and carry out thereby. said,
Get you far from the LORD: unto us is 6 In their sight shalt thou bear it upon this land given in possession.
thy shoulders, and carry it forth in the 16 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord twilight: thou shalt cover thy face, that God; Although I have cast them far off thou see not the ground: for I have set among the heathen, and although I have thee for a sign unto the house of Israel. scattered them among the countries, yet 7 And I did so as I was commanded : 1 will I be to them as a little sanctuary in brought forth my stuff by day, as stuff for the countries where they shall come. captivity, and in the even I digged through 17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord the wall with mine hand; I brought
12. And ye shall know that I am the THE word of the Lord also came unto
Desolation of the Jews showed. EZEKIEL. The reproof of lying prophets. forth in the twilight, and I bare it upon vision nor Hattering divination within the any shoulder in their sight.
house of Israel. 8 T And in the morning came the word 25 For I am the Lord: I will speak, of the Lord unto me, saying,
and the word that I shall speak shall come 9 Son of man, hath not the house of to pass ; it shall be no more prolonged : for Israel, the rebellious house, said unto thee, in your days, O rebellious house, will I say What doest thou?
the word, and will perform it, saith the 10 Say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord God. Lord God; This burden concerneth the 26 9 Again the word of the LORD came prince in Jerusalem, and all the house of to me, saying, Israel that are among them.
27 Son of man, behold, they of the house 11 Say, I am your sign: like as I have of Israel say, The vision that he secth is done, so shall it he done unto them: they for many days to come, and he prophesieth shall remove and go into captivity. of the times that are far off.
12 And the prince that is among them 28 Therefore say unto them, Thus saith shall bear upon his shoulder in the twilight, the Lord God; There shall none of my and shall go forth : they shall dig through words be prolonged any more, but the word the wall to carry out thereby: he shall which I have spoken shall be done, saith cover his face, that he see not the ground the Lord God. with his eyes.
CHAP. XIII. 13 him, and he shall be taken in my snare?" andhi And the word of the Lord came unto will bring him to Babylon to the land of the 2 Son of man, prophesy against the proChaldeans, yet shall he not see it, though phets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou he shall die there.
unto them that prophesy out of their own 14 And I will scatter toward every hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD; wind all that are about him to help him, 3 Thus saith the Lord God; Wo unto and all his bands; and I will draw out the the foolish prophets, that follow their own sword after them.
spirit, and have seen nothing! 15 And they shall know that I am the 4 0 Israel, thy prophets are like the LORD, when I shall scatter them among the foxes in the deserts. nations, and disperse them in the countries. 5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps,
16 But I will leave a few men of them neither made up the hedge for the house of from the sword, from the famine, and from Israel to stand in the battle in the day oi the pestilence; that they may declare all the Lord. their abominations among the heathen 6 They have seen vanity and lying whither they come; and they shall know divination, saying, The Lord saith: an that I am the Lord.
the Lord hath not sent them: and they 17 91 Moreover the word of the LORD have made others to hope that they would came to me, saying,
confirm the word. 18 Son of man, eat thy bread with 7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and quaking, and drink thy water with tremb-have ye not spoken a lying divination, ling and with carefulness;
whereas ye say, The Lord saith it, albeit 19 And say unto the people of the land, I have not spoken? Thus saith the Lord God of the inhabit 8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; ants of Jerusalem, and of the land of Israel; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen They shall eat their bread with carefulness, lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, and drink their water with astonishment, saith the Lord God. that her land may be desolate from all that 9 And mine hand shall be upon the prois therein, because of the violence of all phets that see vanity, and that divine lies : them that dwell therein.
they shall not be in the assembly of my 20. And the cities that are inhabited shall people, neither shall they be written in belaid waste, and the land shall be desolate; the writing of the house of Israel, neither and ye shall know that I am the Lord. shall they enter into the land of Israel; and
21 | And the word of the LORD came ye shall know that I am the Lord God. unto me, saying,
10 T Because, even because they have 22 Son of man, what is that proverb that seduced my people, saying, Peace; and ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The there was no peace; and one built up a days are prolonged, andevery
vision faileth? wall, and lo, others daubed it with untem23 Tell them therefore, Thus saith the pered mortar: Lord God; I will make this proverb to 11 Say unto them which daub it with cease, and they shall no more use it as a pro- untempered mortar, that it shall fall: there verb in Israel, but say unto them, The
days shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O are at hand, and the effect of every vision. great hartstones, shall fall; and a stormy 24 For there shall be no more any vainwind shall rend it.
of the prophetesses.
CHAP. XIV. Idoldier's exhorteil to repent. 12 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it, 3 Son of man, these men have set up not be said unto you, Where is the daubing their idols in their heart, and put the wherewith ye have daubed it?
stumbling-block of their iniquity before 13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; their face: should I be inquired of at all I will even rend it with a stormy wind in by them? my fury; and there shall be an overflowing 4 Therefore speak unto them, and say shower in mine anger, and great hailstones unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; in my fury to consume it.
Every man of the house of Israel that set14 So will I break down the wall that teth up his idols in his heart, and putteth ye have daubed with untempered mortar, the stumbling-block of his iniquity before and bring it down to the ground, so that his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the the foundation thereof shall be discovered, LORD will answer him that cometh accordand it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed ing to the multitude of his idols; in the midst thereof; and ye shall know 5 That I may take the house of Israel that I am the Lord.
in their own heart, because they are all 15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath estranged from me through their idols. upon the wall, and upon them that have 6. Therefore say unto the house of daubed it with untempered mortar, and Israel, Thus saith the Lord God; Repent, will say unto you, The wall is no more, and turn yourselves from your idols; and neither they that daubed it;
turn away your faces from all your abomi16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which nations. prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which 7 For every one of the house of Israel, see visions of peace for her, and there is or of the stranger that sojourneth in Israel, no peace, saith the Lord God.
which separateth himself from me, and 17 1 Likewise, thou son of man, set setteth up his idols in his heart, and putthy face against the daughters of thy people, teth the stumbling-block of his iniquity which prophesy out of their own heart, before his face, and cometh to a prophet to and prophesy thou against them, inquire of him concerning me; I the LORD
18 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; will answer him by myself: Wo to the women that sew pillows to all 8 And I will set my face against that arm-holes, and make kerchiefs upon the man, and will make him a sign and a prohead of erery stature to hunt souls! Will verb, and I will cut him off from the midst ye hunt the souls of my people, and will of my people; and ye shall know that I ye save the souls alive that come unto you? am the LORD.
19 And will ye pollute me among my 9 And if the prophet be deceived when people for handfuls of barley and for pieces he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have of bread, to slay the souls that should not deceived that prophet, and I will stretch die, and to save the souls alive that should out my hand upon him, and will destroy not live, by your lying to my people that him from the midst of my people Israel. hear your lies?
10 And they shall bear the punishment 20° Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; of their iniquity: the punishment of the Behold, I am against your pillows, where - prophet shall be even as the punishment of with ye there hunt the souls to make them him that seeketh unto him; fly, and I will tear them from your arms, 11 That the house of Israel may go no and will let the souls go, even the souls that more astray from me, neither be polluted ye hunt to make them fly.
any more with all their transgressions; but 21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and that they may be my people, and I may be deliver my people out of your hand, and their God, saith the Lord God. they shall be no more in your hand to be 12 T The word of the Lord came again hunted; and ye shall know that I am the to me, saying, LORD.
13 Son of man, when the land sinneth 22 Because with lies ye have made the against me by trespassing grievously, then heart of the righteous sad, whom I have will I stretch out my hand upon it, and not made sad;
and strengthened the hands will break the staff of the bread thereof, of the wicked, that he should not return and will send famine upon it, and will cut from his wicked way, by promising him life; off man and beast from it:
23 Therefore ye shall see no more vani 14 Though these three men, Noah, ty, nor divine divinations: for I will deli- Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should ver my people out of your hand: and ye deliver but their own souls by their rightshall know that I am the LORD.
eousness, saith the Lord God. CHAP. XIV.
15 T if I cause noisome beasts to pass THE THEN came certain of the elders of through the land, and they spoil it, so that
Israel unto me, and sat before me. it be desolate, that no man may pass 2 And the word of the LORD came unto through because of the beasts : me, saying,
16 Though these three men were in it
God's irrevocable judgments.
EZEKIEL. God's love to Jerusalem: live, saith the Lord God, they shall deliver
CHAP. XVI. neither sons nor daughters; they only shall GAIN the word of the LORD came
AG be delivered, but the land shall be desolate. unto me, saying, 17 T Or if I bring a sword upon
that 2 Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know land, and say, Sword, go through the land; her abominations, so that I cut off man and beast from it:
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God unto 18 Though these three men were in it, Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is as I' live, saith the Lord God, they shall of the land of Canaan; thy father was an deliver neither sons nor daughters, but Amorite, and thy mother å Hittite. they only shall be delivered themselves. 4 And as for thy nativity, in the day thou
19 T Or if I send a pestilence into that wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast land, and pour out my fury upon it in thou washed in water to supple thee; thou blood, to cui off from it man and beast : wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.
20 Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were 5 None eye pitied thee, to do any of in it, as I live, saith the Lord God, they these unto thee, to have compassion upon shall deliver neither son nor daughter'; thee; but thou wast cast out in the open they shall but deliver their own souls by field, to the loathing of thy person, in the their righteousness.
day that thou wast born. 21 For thus saith the Lord God; How 6 [ And when I passed by thee, and much more when I send my four sore judg- saw thee polluted in tħine own blood, I said ments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, famine, and the noisome beast, and the pes- Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wasi tilence, to cut off from it man and beast? in thy blood, Live.
22 | Yet, behold, therein shall be left 7 I have caused thee to multiply as the a remnant that shall be brought forth, both bud of the field, and thou hast increased sons and daughters: behold, they shall and waxen great, and thou art come to excome forth unto you, and ye shall see cellent ornaments : thy breasts are fashiontheir way and their doings: and ye shall ed, and thine hair is grown, whereas thou be comforted concerning the evil that I wast naked and bare. have brought upon Jerusalem, even con 8 Now when I passed by thee, and lookcerning all that I have brought upon it. ed upon thee, behold, thy time was the
23 And they shall comfort you, when ye time of love; and I spread my skirt over see their ways and their doings; and ye thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I shall know that I have not done without sware unto thee, and entered into a coves cause all that I have done in it, saith the nant with thee, saith the Lord God, and Lord God.
thou becamest mine, CIIAP. XV.
9 Then washed I thee with water; yc2. AN ND the word of the Lord came unto I thoroughly washed away thy blood from me, saying,
thee, and I anointed thee with oil. 2 Son of man, What is the vine-tree 10 I clothed thee also with broidered more than any tree, or than a branch which work, and shod thee with badgers' skin, is among the trees of the forest?
and I girded thee about with fine linen, 3 Shall wood be taken thereof to do any and I covered thee with silk. work? or will men take a pin of it to hang 11 I decked thee also with ornaments, any vessel thereon ?
and I put bracelets upon thine hands, and 4 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; a chain on thy neck. the fire devoureth both the ends of it, and 12 And I put a jewel on thy forehead, the midst of it is burned. Is it meet for and ear-rings in thine ears, and a beautiful any work?
crown upon thine head. 5 Behold, when it was whole, it was 13 Thus wast thou decked with gold and meet for no work : how much less shall it silver; and thy raiment was of fine lines, be meet yet for any work, when the fire and silk, and broidered work; thou didst hath devoured it, and it is burned? eat fine flour, and honey, and oil; and thou
6 9 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst As the vine-tree among the trees of the prosper into a kingdom. forest, which I have given to the fire forfuel, 14 And thy renown went forth among so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem. the heathen for thy beauty: for it was per
7 And I will set my face against them; fect through my comeliness, which I had they shall go out from one fire, and another put upon thee, saith the Lord God. fire shall devour them; and ye shall know! 15'T But thou didst trust in thine own that I am the LORD, when I set my face beauty, and playedst the harlot because of against them.
thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornica8 And I will make the land desolate, tions on everyone that passed by, bisitwas. because they have committed a trespass, 16 And of thy garments thou didst take, saith the Lord God.
and deckedst thy high places with divers
The whoredoms of Jerusalem. CHAP. XVI, God's judgments on her. .colours, and playedst the harlot thereup-Inot been as a harlot, in that thou scornest op: the like things shall not come, neither hire; shall it be so.
32 But as a wife that committeth adul17 Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels tery, which taketh strangers instead of her of my gold and of my silver, which I had husband! given thee, and madest to thyself images, 33 They give gifts to all whores: but of men, and didst commit whoredom with thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and them.
hirest them, that they may come unto thee 18 And tookest thy broidered garments, on every side for whoredom. and coveredst them: and thou hast set 34 And the contrary is in thee from joine oil and mine incense before them. other women in thy whoredoms, whereas i 19 My meat also which I gave thee, none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: fine flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith and in that thou givest a reward, and no I fed thee, thou hast even set it before reward is given unto thee; therefore thou them for a sweet savour: and thus it was, art contrary. saith the Lord God.
35 T Wherefore, o harlot, hear the 20 Moreover thou hast taken thy sons word of the LORD: and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne 36 Thus saith the Lord God; Because unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed thy filthiness was poured out, and thy naunto them to be devoured. Is this of thy kedness discovered through thy whorewhoredoms a small matter,
doms with thy lovers, and with all the idols 21 That thou hast slain my children, of thy abominations, and by the blood of and delivered them to cause them to pass thy children, which thou didst give unto through the fire for them?
them; 22 And in all thine abominations and 37 Behold, therefore, I will gather all thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken the days of thy youth, when thou wast pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, naked and bare, and wast polluted in thy with all them that thou hast hated; I will blood.
evengather them round about against thee, 23 And it came to pass, after all thy and will discover thy nakedness unto them, wickedness, (wo, wo unto thee! saith the that they may see all thy nakedness. Lord God;)
38 And I will judge thee, as women 24 That thou hast also built unto thee that break wedlock and shed blood are an eminent place, and hast made thee a judged; and I will give thee blood in fury high place in every street.
and jealousy. 25 Thou hast built thy high place at 39 And I will also give thee into their every head of the way, and hast made thy hand, and they shall throw down thine beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened eminent place, and shall break down thy thy feet to every one that passed by, and high places: they shall strip thee also of multiplied thy whoredoms.
thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, 26 Thou hast also committed fornica- and kave thee naked and bare. tion with the Egyptians thy neighbours, 40 They shall also bring up a company great of flesh; and hast increased thy against thee, and they shall stone thee whoredoms, to provoke me to anger. with stones, and thrust thee through with
27 Behold, therefore I have stretched their swords. out my hand over thee, and have diminish 41 And they shall burn thine houses ed thine ordinary food, and delivered thee with fire, and execute judgments upon unto the will of them that hate thee, the thee in the sight of many women: and I daughters of the Philistines, which are will cause thee to cease from playing the ashamed of thy lewd way.
harlot, and thou also shalt give no hire 28 Thou hast played the whore also any more. with the Assyrians, because thou wast un 42 So will I make my fury toward thee satiable; yea, thou hast played the barlot to rest, and my jealousy shall depart from with them, and yetcouldest not be satisfied. thee, and I will be quiet, and will be no
29 Thou hast moreover multiplied thy more angry. fornication in the land of Canaan unto 43 Because thou hast not remembered Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied the days of thy youth, but hast fretted me herewith
in all these things; behold, therefore, I also 30 How weak is thine heart, saith the will recompense thy way upon thine head, Lord God, seeing thou doest all these saith the Lord God: and thou shalt not things, the work of an imperious whorish commit this lewdness above all thine woman;
labominations. 31 In that thou buildest thine eminent 44 T Behold, every one that useth proplace in the head of every way, and makest verbs shall use this proverb against thee, chine high place in every street; and hast saying; As is the mother, so is her daughter.